ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers Award
|ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers Award|
|Awarded for||lifetime achievement in musical theatre|
|Presented by||American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)|
The ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers Award is an annual award presented by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), in recognition of lifetime achievement by composers and lyricists in musical theatre. Established by Dorothy Rodgers in honor of her late husband Richard Rodgers, the award was first presented to Howard Dietz in 1983. The honor was not presented in 1992, 1994, 2004, or 2005, and years with more than one recipient include 1984, 1990, 1993, 1995, and 1997.
The most recent recipient is Stephen Schwartz, who was presented the award in 2011. Betty Comden is the only female to receive the award. American composers or lyricists have received the Richard Rodgers Award each year it has been presented except in 1988 when British-born Jule Styne won the honor.
|1983||Dietz, HowardHoward Dietz||1896–1983||United States|
|1984||Arlen, HaroldHarold Arlen||1905–1986||United States|||
|1984||Schwartz, ArthurArthur Schwartz||1900–1984||United States|||
|1985||Rome, HaroldHarold Rome||1908–1993||United States|
|1986||Gorney, JayJay Gorney||1894–1990||United States|
|1987||Eliscu, EdwardEdward Eliscu||1902–1998||United States|
|1988||Styne, JuleJule Styne||1905–1994|| United Kingdom
|1989||Caesar, IrvingIrving Caesar||1895–1996||United States|
|1990||Martin, HughHugh Martin||1914–2011||United States|
|1990||Blane, RalphRalph Blane||1914–1995||United States|
|1991||Lane, BurtonBurton Lane||1912–1997||United States|
|1993||Schmidt, HarveyHarvey Schmidt||b. 1929||United States|
|1993||Jones, TomTom Jones||b. 1928||United States|
|1995||Forrest, GeorgeGeorge Forrest||1915–1999||United States|||
|1995||Wright, RobertRobert Wright||1914–2005||United States|||
|1996||Barer, MarshallMarshall Barer||1923–1998||United States|
|1997||Comden, BettyBetty Comden||1917–2006||United States|
|1997||Green, AdolphAdolph Green||1914–2002||United States|
|1998||Herman, JerryJerry Herman||b. 1931||United States|
|1999||Strouse, CharlesCharles Strouse||b. 1928||United States|
|2000||Coleman, CyCy Coleman||1929–2004||United States|
|2001||Adler, RichardRichard Adler||1921–2012||United States|
|2002||Sondheim, StephenStephen Sondheim||b. 1930||United States|
|2003||Adams, LeeLee Adams||b. 1924||United States|
|2006||Hamlisch, MarvinMarvin Hamlisch||1944–2012||United States|||
|2011||Schwartz, StephenStephen Schwartz||b. 1948||United States||—|
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